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[JONES, L. E. M.]

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Author [JONES, L. E. M.]
Published London. Printed by C. Hullmandel. Drawn for the Sale of Fancy Articles in Aid of the Funds of the Seaman's Hospital-Ship Grampus & Published for the benefit of the Charity, by J. Dickinson, 114, New Bond Street, London No date [circa 1830].
Stock Code 13495
Description Title and twenty-six leaves, all printed on rectos only, showing 'landscaped' representations of the letters of the alphabet; some signed in the plate: L. E. M. Jones (of whom nothing is know to date). Original printed wrappers, being a duplicate of the title-page. 24 x 17 cm. First edition. Wrappers worn at spine and foxed on the inner faces; some light foxing here & there throughout; else a very good copy of this rare alphabet, a masterpiece of early lithography. Copies in wrappers are rare. Michael Twyman who produced a facsimile of this work in 1987, could only locate seven copies, of which only one retained its original wrappers. Six of the seven were printed on India paper; only one being on more substantial paper, as is this copy. A copy of Michael Twyman's facsimile is included. Copies: 2 in private collections; Houghton Library, Harvard; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Smith College Rare Book Room; The Victoria and Albert Museum; Yale Center for British Art. Facsimiles: The Landscape Alphabet. Mortimer & Swenson. 1981. The Landscape Alphabet. Twyman. 1987.